Deadline extended!

RTDNA has extended the deadline for entries. Extended deadline: February 17. After tonight, february 5, at 11:59 PM PST, prices will increase by $10 per entry.

2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.


The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. RTDNA introduced the Student Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2015.  In its inaugural year the association honored three students for exceptional work in audio, video and digital.

2016 RTDNA Kaleidoscope Awards

RTDNA honors outstanding achievements in the coverage of diversity with the RTDNA Kaleidoscope Award. The award is part of the covenant the association has adopted to achieve diversity in the newsroom through developing news content and editorial staffs that reflect the changing face of communities. The purpose of the award is to encourage and showcase journalistic excellence in covering issues of race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity. It is presented annually to news organizations that show an ongoing commitment to covering the diversity of the communities they serve.


To enter the Edward R. Murrow Awards or the RTDNA Kaleidoscope Awards click 'Enter Our Awards Now!'

Our awards entry system is comprised of the following steps:

  1. Provide information about your entry.
  2. Submit your link and upload supporting materials if necessary.
  3. Confirm your entry information is correct. RTDNA is not responsible for entries that are submitted incorrectly.  Entries that are submitted in the wrong region, market size, medium or category will be disqualified.  RTDNA is not required to notify entrants who submitted incorrect applications before they are disqualified.
  4. Provide payment information.
  5. Your entry is now ready for judging!

Once you have completed the first step, you may return at any time to edit, upload files and complete your entry. Once the entry has been confirmed, no changes can be made. You can continue to use your username ad password to submit as many entries as you would like.

Please note: RTDNA may utilize elements of any awards submission for promotional purposes, including but not limited to: web links to entries, archived still images, audio and/or video stored and displayed on its own website(s), and live streamed or recorded online broadcasts of awards ceremonies in which clips of winning entries are presented.


If this is your first time here this year please click 'Sign Up Here' to create a username and password. This is NOT the same as your membership portal login and password, and your awards site credentials from last year are NOT still saved in the system. You will need to create a new account. If you are returning to the site to submit more entries, please click 'Enter Our Awards Now' and sign in to keep working. 

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